My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
- Maya Angelou
Dance was my first passion. I grew up a military brat and moved frequently. Creative expression became my one constant. I was bit by the creative bug and began to discover other creative outlets. I played the violin, piano and also took to drawing. One of my earliest and favorite memories as a child was listening to my father tell stories of his childhood. That is when I developed a love for the art of storytelling. When I look back, I am grateful for these early experiences because it is where I learned to connect, communicate and cope.
II am fascinated with the art of storytelling and use dance, theatre, and music to support the stories I share in my work. I believe storytelling is our birthright. It's truly how we've been able to evolve and survive. Stories capture moments and shed light on the human experience.
Art isn’t good or bad. It exists. I believe creative expression is a form of communication that universally connects us to the human condition. We all have stories to tell and movement is the primary medium I use to create narratives. I am passionate about sharing my creative process because I believe art is a learned skill. It is a way for us to explore, investigate, and heal collectively. As a social conscious artist, I am dedicated to showcasing work that serves to initiate conversation. I believe social change starts from within. Art is a form of activism and I use my work to protest injustice, proclaim life’s gifts and provide for my community.
Art isn’t good or bad. It exists.
“Don’t think about making art, just get it done. Let everyone else decide if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it. While they are deciding, make even more art.” – Andy Warhol
I grew up immersed in the arts and my work is influenced by my diverse training in dance, music and theatre. I received my B.F.A in Performance and Choreography from the University of California, Irvine.
Professionally I have danced for Disneyland Resort, Entity Contemporary Dance Company, IsadoraNOW, Visionary Dance Theatre, and PGK Dance Project. While dancing for Disneyland Resort,I performed with Demi Lovato, Anika Noni Rose, and Cheryl Burke. I've recently focused on pursuing a musical theatre career and worked with with La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Musical Theatre, and Oceanside Theater Company.